Best Microsoft Office replacement

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  1. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    It's a Chinese clone of MS Office (though technically Kingsoft came out first...). Anyway 9.1.0.4550 is the last release before it got renamed to WPS Office and they crippled the freeware version, so I use that.

    http://www.kingsoftstore.com/download-office

    Apparently it does have pivot tables, but I've never used the feature.

    http://www.kingsoftstore.com/suppor...5-pivot-table-tutorial-create-pivottable.html

    http://help.kingsoftstore.com/spreadsheets/insert-tab/pivottable-create-delete
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    There is no real replacement to MS Office Suites to say. I seen Open Office had problems just even when writing fractions in a open office word document. So if it has this much problem with simple formulas it could cause problems when writing papers with such additions in there and give miscommunication to readers. It's still the Standard all other copy cats compare their Office knockoff to in the end. I have Office XP, 2007(both no longer installed), 2013 and maybe 2016 and don't use One Drive and choose not to use - so why you don't disable it makes one wonder if there are more underlying problems other then Office. All at the end of the Day all the Knockoffs compare themselves to MS Office regardless. I would spend the money and know I have a polished Product that will at the end of the day do it's work and get me out of the Office *pun*.
     
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    LibreOffice

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  4. Mr. Fox

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    Thanks, I will have to check it out. I found another thread in another forum that mentioned the last good version was 9.1.0.4550 and downloaded it for future reference.

    Pivot tables are awesome if you work with numbers and compare/analyze data from multiple sources. Makes life MUCH easier. I have to do that kind stuff every day... not that I actually want to, mind you, as much as have to, but I've done it enough years now that I am addicted to pivot tables, LOL. It makes me angry whenever I have to look at any kind of numeric data without them.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Libre Office from me.
     
  6. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    Libre Office's Spreadsheet does have pivot tables.
    There is also another office suite that branched out originally from Open Office called Apache.
     
  7. James D

    James D Notebook Prophet

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    Office 2003 with updates was polished product. Perhaps 2010 can be called that too, didn'test it throughfully.
    But some people tend to minimize addictions to something they can't control. Especially Microsoft product... "polished", lol
     
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    Far better then the alternatives out there already and in the end they compare themselves to MS Office and use Office files extensions. So that in itself tells one if the others were good they would have their own extensions instead they use Office extensions. This isn't addiction this is fact if the others were so good why use Office extensions? Because Office itself is the brand they compare to and without Office there be so many extensions that no one file will be compatible with each other. That's something Microsoft beat everyone to. Therefore polished or needs polishing - Office is the Standard Everyone tries to compare to and one can try to say otherwise but end of the Day it is Office extensions that run the Office *pun*.
     
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    If you were happy enough with OpenOffice in the Sun days, you'll be quite happy with Libre Office now. It's really been refined quite a bit since then. Responsiveness and compatibility with MSOffice formats are the improvements I've noticed the most, though I'm sure office software experts could point out more. I've been known to use it on my Windows machines simply because it's slightly quicker to set up than my copy of Office 2010, and nowadays it does essentially everything I need it to do (although I do have Office 2010 on my main desktop).

    Kingsoft is the other option that came to mind, though I haven't personally used it. I've heard mostly good things about it, though.

    Apparently WordPerfect is still around, as a third non-Microsoft option. Haven't heard from anyone using it personally, though. It's also not open source, but neither is Microsoft Office, nor Kingsoft (I don't think).

    A few years back, Lotus Symphony (open source) and Star Office (non open source?) were also options, and you might still find a 2010-era version of Symphony. Symphony had a slightly different UI than Open Office/MS Office, but wasn't quite as polished, so I don't see a reason you'd prefer it over LibreOffice today.
     
  10. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    Actually you're wrong on file extensions at least with Libre Office, it's default spreadsheet format is ODT and it will convert any xls file into it during save unless you over ride it.
    Also I could never understand how typing 2+2 into MS spreadsheet cell will be treated as a text string and display 2+2, not 4, unless you prefix it with = sign. It's a spreadsheet, designed for dealing with numbers and it should be assumed I want to see numbers, not text, we have Notepad for that.
     
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